Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Sings for 'August Rush'

Fri, 23 November 2007 21:16:50 ET

Portraying a musician in his new musical movie, the 'Match Point' star states that he learned to sing and play guitar, and also performed all the music himself.
learned to sing and play the guitar for his new film. 'The Tudors' star plays a musician in love story '' and is quick to point out he performed all the music himself. Jonathan said: "I sang and played the guitar myself I recorded the songs, so I sung all my own songs on the soundtrack."

His co-star had to learn to play the cello for the film and was forced to practice for hours on end. She said: "Oh boy did I have to practice. Hours and hours a day!"

The pair play young lovers ripped apart only to later discover they have a son - a musical prodigy who uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents. Their son is played by 15-year-old '' star , who had to play the guitar, the organ and conduct an entire orchestra for the movie.

Jonathan, 30, is currently grieving the death of his mother Geraldine, 50, who passed away in Ireland's Cork hospital on Tuesday (20.11.07). The troubled star - who has a well documented ongoing battle against alcoholism - was seen drinking a can of strong cider as he walked in London just hours of learning of her death.

Geraldine single-handedly raised the '' star after his father walked out on three-year-old Jonathan, his mother and his brother Alan, taking the star's two elder brothers with him.



Filed under : Jonathan Rhys-Meyers > News

More Jonathan Rhys-Meyers News

MORE HEADLINES

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012

Rooney Mara

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012
[view gallery]
People's Choice Awards 2012 - Arrivals

Demi Lovato

People's Choice Awards 2012 - Arrivals
[view gallery]
The 2012 Fox All Star Winter Press Tour Party

Chris Colfer

The 2012 Fox All Star Winter Press Tour ..
[view gallery]
The Grand Opening of Kardashian Khaos

Kendall Jenner

The Grand Opening of Kardashian Khaos
[view gallery]
The Z 100's Jingle Ball Holiday Seasons Arrivals

Demi Lovato

The Z 100's Jingle Ball Holiday Seasons Arrivals
[view gallery]
Vanessa Hudgens Stopped by A Local Target with Austin Butler

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens Stopped by A Local Target with ..
[view gallery]
Justin Bieber Heads Out to Pick Up Selena Gomez from The Staples Center

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Heads Out to Pick Up Selena ..
[view gallery]
Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran Went on A Shopping Spree at Suru

Chris Brown

Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran Went on A ..
[view gallery]
The Billboard Women in Music Luncheon

Taylor Swift

The Billboard Women in Music Luncheon
[view gallery]
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Spotted Left The IHOP

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Spotted Left The ..
[view gallery]
Justin Bieber Performed Live After Switched On The Christmas Lights

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Performed Live After Switched On The ..
[view gallery]
Lady Gaga Speaks at Pre-Concert Press Conference

Lady GaGa

Lady Gaga Speaks at Pre-Concert Press Conference
[view gallery]
Rihanna Takes Her Tour on Paris and Provocatively Took The Stage

Rihanna

Rihanna Takes Her Tour on Paris and Provocatively ..
[view gallery]
Rihanna Shooting Her New Music Video We Found Love

Rihanna

Rihanna Shooting Her New Music Video We Found ..
[view gallery]
Rihanna in A Field Filming We Found Love Video Featuring Calvin Harris

Rihanna

Rihanna in A Field Filming We Found Love ..
[view gallery]